Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Norman Thomas was right

I've never reprinted an email forward on these hallowed Interwebnets, but today -- the day we've sold our grandkids down the river for no apparent reason -- it's more than appropriate.

...Sixty four years ago Norman Thomas predicted what was going to happen to our country.

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

The Socialist Party candidate for President of the US , Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech:

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism", they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."

He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate on the Socialist Party Ticket. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform."

Indeed they have.

References here, here, here.

Joseph Farah has a column on this today, too.

4 comments:

Traffic Cop Timmy said...

"The way to boil a frog is to place it in a pan in cold water and turn the burner on low." -TCT

Gilzilla said...
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Gilzilla said...

Wow, I e-mailed that to you, and I don't even get a mention? A, what do you call it? A hat tip? Come on man, you really are something huh.

Splash said...

Oh... Sorry Gilzilla. I was in a hurry. Actually, just my ploy to flush you out of lurk status.